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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:32 AM »
I'm interested...  psyched, I'm not going that far.  I'm definitely interested.

I'm psyched just along the lines of: Hey - we were promised these movies but they were never supposed to happen, and now here we are. When it comes down to it, they're just movies, and with the people who are behind it, even if they're not as good as the originals (how can they be, really?), they'll be fun movies to go and watch. It's nice to have something to look forward to like that.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: March 11, 2013, 08:36 PM »
While Fisher and Hamill haven't been in major movies in recent years, they've both kept up their performance chops, Hamill with his massive amount of amazing voice acting, and Fisher mostly on the stage. I think they'll both be ok - no way Disney would put all of this money into this new venture and allow it to be a flop.

I'm psyched.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 25, 2013, 09:55 AM »
Guys - there's been a lens flare in SW since the very beginning:



IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 24, 2013, 06:21 PM »
Oh boy. Well this will be interesting. I know he's a MAJOR fan, so he likely won't mess too much with the formula the way he did with Trek, which he has noted that he is not as much of a fan of.

I just hope it's not too overly stylized or overdone. Here's hoping he leaves the lens flares at home.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: December 28, 2012, 10:39 AM »
Abrams does really well with things he has total control over - LOST, Super 8, ST reboot, etc. I think if he had gotten SW, he likely would have either been so closely watched/controlled, or he would have taken it so far in his own direction, that it couldn't have gone very well. I love the stuff he does, but I really hope they don't try to overly stylize/modernize the new SW movies, and that's what Abrams does best, IMO.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: December 12, 2012, 02:16 PM »
You're also not hearing many people clamoring for Christensen to return for the new films, either.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Speculation
« on: November 29, 2012, 01:42 PM »
No way they'll do multiple films per year, but I'm sure they're going to try and do at least one every couple of years or so.

And I wish they wouldn't. It's going to totally blow out the franchise. I'm all for the final trilogy, but having random SW movies pop up beyond that, to me, is totally unnecessary.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: November 13, 2012, 01:09 PM »
I call major bull**** on that. The citation is from an "industry insiders" and it's written up in a UK tabloid. That's two strikes against reality right there.

Meanwhile, here's a good roundup of responses from Spielberg, Abrams, and Favreau considering their desire to be involved.

Interesting stuff.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: November 10, 2012, 05:55 PM »

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: November 6, 2012, 07:25 PM »
Seems like almost everyone is shooting for the "geek-oriented" directors to take the helm (Abrams, Jackson, Favreau, etc.), but honestly, I'd rather see someone who is just straight up a GOOD movie director - I don't care about their geek creds. Irvin Kershner wasn't known for making sci-fi movies, but he made the best SW movie, hands down. Richard Marquand - same thing. Why not look for just SOLID directors who can tell a story effectively?

Sure, having someone who is a huge SW fan is nice, but I'm sure there will be more than enough folks behind the scenes who are ultra SW geeks. Without a dictator-like presence a la Lucas running things, I think simply a great director could give us a fantastic movie. David O. Russell? Darren Aronovsky? Tom Hooper? Kathryn Bigelow? Danny Boyle? Maybe none of them would want to take on the job, but I hope they think outside of the obvious with this choice.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: November 6, 2012, 10:10 AM »
This would be a great thread to start collecting/posting links to interesting info out on the interwebz if you guys find them. I know there's a lot of stuff out there right now.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: November 4, 2012, 12:19 PM »
Well, conducting already composed music is one thing - taking on the scores for three totally new movies is a whole other thing. I hope he can pull it off, but I don't know...

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: November 4, 2012, 12:52 AM »
Oh man, I didn't even think about the John Williams thing. I really hope he's willing and able to work on the new films... but that might not be possible. And that's no good.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: October 31, 2012, 01:36 PM »
Is this going to mean Star Wars movies without the 20th Century Fox intro?

As a kid, I associated that intro with Star Wars more than Fox.


(Thanks for the link Jeff, interesting stuff)

Yes, absolutely me too. I still think of the Fox theme as the prelude to the SW theme, and I've always associated the spotlights with lightsabers. If they don't have that at the top, it will be REALLY weird. But I guess that's not going to happen, will it?

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: October 31, 2012, 09:37 AM »
You guys keep mentioning the Trek reboot as a good guideline, but I think a reboot would be a worst case scenario for me. I'm pretty certain that's NOT what their plan is as well, considering they're referring to the new movies as 7, 8, and 9, meaning following up the OT. I would imagine that also means it's going to follow a similar length of time between the PT and OT; otherwise, why refer to them as episodes 7-9? Why not just call them new SW movies?

I think we're almost definitely going to get a new storyline (not the Zahn trilogy, unfortunately) about 20-30 years post ROTJ with a new core cast that is balanced out with the OT actors. I don't think that's a bad thing, though it certainly could go there. I just don't see a reboot situation - calling that eps. 7-9 would make no sense at all.

I'm seeing almost all of my casual fan friends freaking out about this, calling this yet another instance of Lucas raping our childhoods, etc. I think it's a lot of once bitten, twice shy reactions, which I don't blame anyone for. I'm all for wait-and-see on this, obviously. It's pretty weird getting flashbacks to 1996-7 when I first heard about the PT getting made. We always heard another trilogy was supposed to happen, but I don't think I ever really believed it.

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